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Is there some (more modern) alternatives to LTSP/K12Linux?

asked 2014-10-27 03:18:05 -0500

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As it seems these projects are abandoned in Fedora...(what a pity!!!) Thanks!!

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answered 2014-10-27 12:11:41 -0500

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updated 2014-10-27 13:02:39 -0500

i agree with you it's a pity, fedora could benefit from it , mostly for corporate/university/school deployment.

i see a link too with lennart plan for systemd

i did some tests this summer, the most simple solution is to use nbd(cow)+ipxe(http) then you can use diskless computer ( arm or nuc )

  • it should work too with nfs ( did not work for me without hacking dracut )
  • it should work too with iscsi (did not test )

if finally overlayfs will be merge in linux 3.18 it will be much more easier to work with local cache storage and readonly root.

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After using for a while Linux Ubuntu, Mint and openSUSE. It's a shame that when more accurate Fedora support for this is horrible in some ways I feel a little forced to move Linux to lack of interest in these projects. I think back to the openSUSE since Fedora does not care about that anymore.

kholyphoenix0 gravatar imagekholyphoenix0 ( 2015-03-27 09:56:25 -0500 )edit
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answered 2017-01-01 14:48:01 -0500

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I see in k12linux.org this pharagraph:

Modern users probably do not want to use this type of thin client because video (like Youtube) requires too much bandwidth over remote X desktops, and scalability of X over ssh encrypted tunnels is rather poor. K12Linux is considered a legacy solution for existing deployments of LTSP-type networks and is currently supported only on the legacy EPEL6 platform. Porting to more modern systemd-based Fedora and EPEL7 is technically possible but is not considered a priority given the drawbacks of the legacy LTSP solution.

Ok...but...then, K12linux folks, which alternatives do you recommend?? Thanks!!

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